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Old 11-24-2003, 02:06 PM   #1
dkaplowitz
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redhat-update-packages -- dependencies failing


Hi,

My system has all the latest updates which is wreaking havoc when I try to update standard system packages from the install CD using redhat-update-packages.

For instance, I'm trying to install the "X Software Development" package, but I keep getting "package A, B, & C are required", but the package A, B, & C that it needs are older than the ones that are already installed on my system.

Is there a way to draw from more up to date packages, or do I have to figure out what all the packages are and download them individually.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Dave
 
Old 11-24-2003, 03:37 PM   #2
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Get APT-GET from freshrpms.net

'nuff said

download it, then issue "apt-get update"
then "apt-get dist-upgrade"

There ya go...
 
Old 11-24-2003, 05:15 PM   #3
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Howzit

There is a way to get around it but u need some space on your hdd. Follow these steps

1. Login as root
2. mkdir -p /var/ftp/pub
3. cd /var/ftp/pub
4. cp -av /mnt/cdrom /var/ftp/pub " u r coping your distro onto your HDD"
5. cd /root
6. vi .rpmmacros place the followinf line in this file %_solve_pkgsdir /var/ftp/pub/RedHat/RPMS
7. Install pakage with the following switch/option rpm -ivh --aid <pakage.rpm>


This should solve all dependancies problem

chow
 
Old 11-25-2003, 10:29 AM   #4
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It's a bug, known for a long time:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla...g.cgi?id=83485

redhat-config-packages doesn't know about updates/errata. Once a system has updates installed, it fails to solve dependencies because it doesn't know where to get updates. With the help of up2date/yum/apt-get, you can avoid the error. You would simply install all -devel updates for the "software development" packages where redhat-config-packages complains that it "requires A,B,C". E.g. if it complains about "blah-1.0-3", you would run "up2date blah-devel" which would get the updated -devel package and its dependencies from the network. Afterwards, redhat-config-packages works with the rest from CD or local hard disk.
 
  


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